Definition of museum object
In this chapter:
The term “museum object” means an object that—
typically is movable; and
is eligible to be, or is made part of, a museum, library, or archive collection through a formal procedure, such as accessioning.
The term “museum object” includes a prehistoric or historic artifact, work of art, book, document, photograph, or natural history specimen.
(Pub. L. 113–287, § 3, Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3157.)